Category Archives: Gerardo Serra

Development by Indicators: Knowledge and Governance

In this workshop organized at Nantes by Boris Samuel and me on May 5 and 6, view 2015 we will investigate the role of indicators in economic development. We will explore how numbers structure knowledge about economic development and how … Continue reading

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Call for papers WEHC 2015: Counting people, understanding economies: global histories of registration and demographic statistics

Gerardo Serra (Sussex) and I are issuing a call for papers for the panel on ‘Counting People, Understanding Economies: Global Histories of Registration and Demographic Statistics’ that we set up for the forthcoming World Economic History Congress in Kyoto (3-7 August 2015). … Continue reading

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Just Published: Measuring African Development: Past and Present

Very happy to the see Measuring African Development: Past and Present in print. You can read an open access of the introduction to the book here.  The volume takes you through the very first household budget surveys and national account … Continue reading

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Africa at LSE reviews my book – and an interview with the Africa Research Institute

Gerardo Serra, for sale who is a PhD student in the Department of Economic History at the London School of Economics and does fascinating work on the political economy of statistics in Ghana and the Gold Coast reviews Poor Numbers … Continue reading

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